Selmer Bringsjord, Professor Cognitive Science & Director, AI & Reasoning (RAIR) Lab

 

Selmer Bringsjord, Professor Cognitive Science & Director, AI & Reasoning (RAIR) Lab

Sage 4101

September 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Here’s an accurate encapsulation, put declaratively, of the book (H3.0) in question:

As a matter of mathematics, religious belief will disappear.  Work will be obsolete, but economic well-being will be maximally high across Earth’s human population; this will be enabled by AI toiling for us.  Science will explain everything, including discovering the “patterns” that are us.  With these patterns in our hands, we will be able to repeatedly “upload” to the physical substrate of our choosing, and thereby live forever.  Then, by 2045, The Singularity will occur, the moment in time when machine intelligence exceeds human intelligence, and immediately thereafter explodes to higher and higher levels that infinitely exceed our own (relatively speaking) rodent-level one.  Conveniently, we will merge with the machines so as to dodge being destroyed by them, and this “hybrid human-machine intelligence” will busy itself with [yada yada yada].

Unfortunately for Nowak (2015), author of H3.0, there is a slight problem:  viz., every single claim here is but balderdash, at best.  In this talk, I patiently explain this diagnosis, one bound, I know, to be emotionally disturbing to those who take such claptrap seriously.

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